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Poster: He Live's Date: Apr 13, 2008 11:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: BACK TO THE SHRINE


Welcome to THE GRATEFUL DEAD in concert at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles CA, USA. October 14-15 1976:

a solid show is played the first night. they seal the deal with a nice Dancin'>Wharf Rat>Dancin jam:


bobby and jerry got together over some kool-aid to plan the next night.... man alive! what was in those cups?? the last show of the fall tour and they sound like they have ENERGY TO SPARE! .... I LIKE IT! the stretch from All Over Now, Loser, New Minglewood, and then a hot midset BERTHA -- good gracious -- and still plenty of room left for SUGAREE -- icing on the SET 1 CAKE:


SET 2 speaks for itself, now don't it?:

Eyes Of The World>The Music Never Stopped, It Must Have Been The Roses, Samson And Delilah, He's Gone>Drums>The Other One>Comes A Time>Franklin's Tower, Sugar Magnolia

(The Dead played 13 shows at The Shrine, 9 hot shows from 67-68... and then they didn't return until this two nighter in 76. they would come back twice more January 10-11 1978 and then never play the historic building again. Apparently there was heavy NO WEED SMOKIN enforcement and heads were getting arrested on 10/14. Certainly, this must've been a factor in the group not playing there anymore. Too bad, it was the location of some seriously HOT and INSPIRED MUSIC....perhaps you've heard Two From the Vault? LOL)

This post was modified by He Live's on 2008-04-13 18:34:40

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Apr 13, 2008 4:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: BACK TO THE SHRINE

He Lives: Do you have any insight as to why the band's music transformed into a totally different "feel" during late 1976 as opposed to June/July '76? I am unaware of any other year when their compositions took on such a different persona in such a short amount of time (excluding years when keyboard players were replaced).

You can't close the door when the wall's caved in,
--- AshesRising

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Poster: He Live's Date: Apr 13, 2008 6:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: BACK TO THE SHRINE

i am interested in pursuing that. but i am not sure what you are meaning....

can you give me a song that you think exemplifies this? sounds like an interesting area for discussion but most of my previous 76 listening has been the june and july shows....

so let;s start there i guess -- what is interesting about this period?

well the primary has to be the return of MH, which really changes the approach of the group. i dont know how many of us really appreciate what it is like to play music at this level -- i certainly only have an inkling from my limited experience playing in college bands and "garage" bands with few paying gigs under my belt -- but i know this for sure -- you can be a GENIUS in your living room practicing, but once you get other individuals involved in your noise -- EVERYTHING CHANGES. you are now relying on "each other" -- the music that seemed to flow so gracefully from your axe in the quietude of practice may now sound like a lumbering off-kilter martian SOS.

so i think mickey's return forces their hand -- and dictates what they need to go for -- the last time mickey was in the group they were still a psychedelic group in transition, playing more in the Workingman's Dead style -- Good Lovin and Lovelight are the big jam numbers -- and then they changed radically over 71-74 -- all that stuff we've said before about the "agile jazz/rock/folk" outfit.

so initially, what i hear from the return in 76 is a group that is paying A LOT of ATTENTION to the arrangements -- IMPORTANTLY, everyone sort of feeling things out and seeing what they can play where and when, and MORE IMPORTANTLY still, how NOT to step on each other's toes. with that many people on stage, it would be very easy to make mud, but making the Sand Castle requires everyone to be on the same page -- with little room for chance taking.

i hear an extension of this throughout 77 as they get more comfortable playing in this new Colossal Chess Piece set-up, where each move must amplified and supported by the whole in order to translate an idea, or allow an idea to be translated, to the audience.....

but what in particular are you getting from late 76?

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Apr 13, 2008 8:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: BACK TO THE SHRINE

Love the 10-15 show and those transitions in the second set. Two of them Eyes>TMNS and the Comes A Time>Franklin's were unique to this show. Not sure why because both worked pretty darn well imo!! The other thing that was unique about the second set was the He's Gone. Something sounds different at the start of this one although I could not really put my finger on it

I also think Donna should get some props for her backing vocals on Bertha. Just don't ever think of calling it girl-on-girl action. People might think you are talking about something else.

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Poster: patourkid Date: Apr 13, 2008 3:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: BACK TO THE SHRINE

Bobbys outfit is SWEET!!!

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Poster: Mickey Free Date: Apr 13, 2008 3:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: BACK TO THE SHRINE

Thought this would of been Jerry's Shrine in Gallop, New Mexico. Does anyone have photos or information about Jerry's Guitar Monument ?

I will enjoy listening to this shrine show sometime in the near future.


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